Review: The Lost Lending Library at Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Wednesday 14th December 2022 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman It is difficult to imagine how young people must encounter the world of books, words, stories, and imagination when, today, most of these appear in pixelated, digital, two-dimensional forms. However, through The Lost Lending Library Punchdrunk Enrichment has revived what it means... Continue Reading →

Review: All New Adventures of Peter Pan at York Theatre Royal

Tuesday 6th December 2022 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ah, Peter Pan, how shall creatives adapt thee? Let us count the ways… In Paul Hendy’s take on J. M. Barrie’s well-known characters, we jump forward a generation and follow Wendy Darling’s spirited daughter, Elizabeth, who is positively bursting with excitement at the very *idea* that... Continue Reading →

Review: Wickies, The Vanishing Men of Eilean Mor at Park Theatre, London

Monday 5th December 2022 at Park Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Issy Flower 1900. On the Flannan Islands, three men are preparing to man the lighthouse at Eilean Mor. By the 26th of December, all three will be lost, having disappeared from their post in mysterious circumstances. Paul Morrissey’s Wickies: The Vanishing Men of Eilean Mor... Continue Reading →

Review: Rock’n’Roll Dick Whittington at Leeds City Varieties

Thursday December 1st 2022 at Leeds City Varieties. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ London Town. Icky rat infestation eyeing the Alderman’s office. Silliness and mucky puns and Rock ‘n’ Roll. It’s Panto time at Leeds City Varieties! Okay, okay, so there’s a bit more to it, but fighting for the heart of the Alderman’s daughter is side-kick to the... Continue Reading →

Interview: Paul Hawkyard & Robin Simpson Talk Returning to York Theatre Royal for Panto Season

Panto time in York? Oh yes it is! Well, almost. York Theatre Royal’s “All New Adventures of Peter Pan” opens this week (oh yes it does…okay, I’ll stop) and some familiar faces will be returning. Paul Hawkyard and Robin Simpson were nominated as Best Uglys in the British Pantomime Awards for their performances in “Cinderella”... Continue Reading →

Review: Les Misérables (Touring)

Tuesday 29th November 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s always a bit nerve-racking, seeing a bona fide sensation with the kind of reputation that Les Misérables has for the first time. The songs of this show have somehow found their way into the psyche - whether from tongue-in-cheek cameos in sitcoms or as a... Continue Reading →

Review: Aladdin at Harrogate Theatre

Saturday 26th November 2022 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Aladdin, tricky to stage but irresistible to programmers come Christmas season, brings a whole lot of fun to Harrogate with this production. With its charming ruffian lead and wronged princess, its very bad Bad Guy and very good Good Guys - and not forgetting the lovable genie... Continue Reading →

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